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Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani
Superior Room with Sea View, Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani in Durban
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8.2

Excellent

4,380 reviews

4,380 reviews

View2
Housekeeping2
Breakfast1
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9.1

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Parking
Available
Popular landmarks
Suncoast Casino 1.3 km
Big Rush Urban Adrenaline 1.9 km
Moses Mabhida Stadium 2.3 km
uShaka Wet 'n Wild 2.5 km
uShaka Marine World 2.7 km
Durban Botanic Gardens 3.1 km
Mitchell Park Zoo 3.5 km
Umgeni River Bird Park 4.0 km
The Valley of a 1000 Hills 27.2 km
Nearby landmarks
Marine Parade Beach 210 m
Durban Jewish Club 210 m
Bay of Plenty Beach 220 m
Olive Convention Centre 260 m
Durban Ice Arena 310 m
Durban Ice Rink 320 m
Mini Town 330 m
Durban Holocaust and Genocide Centre 360 m
Snake Park 370 m
Carpendale Park 480 m

Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani

63 Snell Parade, North Beach, Durban, South Africa, 4001 - See map

Conveniently situated in the North Beach part of Durban, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. This 4-star property is packed with in-house facilities to improve the quality and joy of your stay.

Highlights

Located in heart of Durban

Front desk [24-hour]

Airport transfer

Inside city center

330 meters to Mini Town

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Facilities

Front desk [24-hour]

Airport transfer

Car park

Shuttle service

Fitness center

Swimming pool [outdoor]

Bicycles

Luggage storage

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Durban every 7 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money7.7
Distance to city center4 km
Location rating9.1
Nearest airportKing Shaka International Airport (DUR)
Distance to airport27.5 km

Rooms available at Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani

Superior Room with Two Double Beds and Sea View
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  • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 2 double beds
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Junior Suite with Sea View
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  • Room size: 41 m²/441 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 king bed
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Standard Room with Sea View
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 queen bed
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Executive Room with Two Double Beds and Sea View
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  • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 2 double beds
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Executive Room with Sea View
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  • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 king bed
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Superior Room with Sea View
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 king bed
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Standard Room with Two Double Beds and Partial Sea View
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  • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
  • Shower
  • 2 double beds
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Superior Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • 1 king bed
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SUITE Suite With 1 King Bed (Elangeni)
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  • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
  • 2 single beds and 1 queen b...
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Suite
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  • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
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Frequently asked questions

Does Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani have a swimming pool?

While lounging at Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani, you can take pleasure in the None facility to get your day started the best way with a splash for a rejuvenating morning or evening.

What type of non-water sports and outdoor activities are readily available at Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani?

Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani features non-water sport and outdoor activities such as golf course (within 3 km) for you to take advantage of.

What type of water sports activities are offered at Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani?

Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani presents a variety of water sport activities such as wind surfing, fishing, canoe, diving, and snorkeling for you to enjoy all that this property has to provide.

Does Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani provide laundry services?

Yes! Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani offers laundry service at your fingertips and even hot water linen and laundry washing for whenever you need your favorite outfits clean and fresh all throughout your getaway. Please contact the property for more information.

Does Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani offer dry cleaning services?

Yes! Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani features dry cleaning service that is available all throughout your stay, making sure you're always looking your finest in your favorite outfit. Please contact the property for more information.

What points of interest are nearby Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani that are in walking distance?

While residing at Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani, jump start your getaway by exploring the nearest attractions that are within walking distance to the property which include Durban Jewish Club, Olive Convention Centre, and Bay of Plenty Beach.

How long do visitors generally stay at Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani?

Verified past guests that have stayed at Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani had an average nightly stay of 2 nights at this property.

At what time of the year is Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani most popular?

Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani's most popular month where verified visitors have stayed the most is in July.

What payment cards are accepted at Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani?

Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani supports up to 4, with payment card options such as American Express, Visa, and MasterCard.

What is the typical rating that past Couples' have given to Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani?

Past couple travelers that have stayed at this property have given Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani an average rating of 8.0. You can look up on more specific customer assessments, and comments by filtering for a specific type of verified guest travelers down in the review section.

What popular natural sightseeing destinations are in close proximity to Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani?

Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani is located within North Beach, which makes it effortlessly close to natural scenery including uShaka Marine World.

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What people love about Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "Amazing very clean"

    Zama

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    January 9, 2023

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "Location was good and the room was a sea view ,very clean ,they enjoyed alot."

    Maria

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    December 20, 2021

  • 9.2

    Exceptional
    Location

    "Has the best location"

    Mohammed

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    December 16, 2021

Overall rating:

8.2

Excellent
4,380 reviews
Cleanliness
8.2
Facilities
8.2
Location
9.1
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More about Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani

More about Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani

Situated just 200 metres from the beach, along Durban’s Golden Mile, Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani overlooks the Indian Ocean. The hotel also offers 3 swimming pools and 4 restaurants serving a variety of dishes. Certain modern, air-conditioned rooms offer ocean views and come with tea-and-coffee making facilities. The en suite bathrooms include a bath or shower. On-site parking, an airport shuttle service and WiFi are available for a surcharge. This family-friendly hotel provides a full English breakfast buffet daily and guests can make use of the gym, spa facilities and room service. Popular spots within the local area include Kingsmead Stadium, Durban ICC and Greyville Racecourse. Suncoast Casino is just 1.5 km from the hotel, and uShaka Marine World is 3 km away. Durban Botanical Gardens are 5 km away and King Shaka International Airport is 30 km away.

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Amenities and facilities

Excellent
Facilities

8.2

Most talked about facilities

Beach

1 mention

Housekeeping

1 mention

Languages spoken
  • English
Outdoor
  • Bicycles
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Canoeing
  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Fitness center
  • Golf course [on-site]
  • Massage
  • On-site entertainment
  • Pool with view
  • Snorkeling
  • Spa
  • Swimming pool [outdoor]
  • Tours
  • Wind surfing
Cleanliness and safety
  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Breakfast in room
  • Cashless payment service
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Professional-grade sanitizing services
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • Alternative meal arrangement
  • Bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Poolside bar
  • Restaurants
  • Room service
  • Snack bar
Services and conveniences
  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Concierge
  • Currency exchange
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Food delivery
  • Grooming service
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Salon
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace
  • Xerox/fax in business center
For the kids
  • Family room
  • Kids meal
  • Swimming pool [kids]
Land sports
  • Golf course (within 3 km)
Access
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Smoke alarms
Getting around
  • Airport transfer
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Shuttle service

Food and dining

Restaurants on site
Lingela Restaurant
  • Cuisine: International
  • Menu: A-la-carte
Vigour & Verve Restaurant
  • Cuisine: International
  • Menu: Buffet
The Grill Jichana
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse
  • Menu: Buffet
Daruna
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
Panorama Bar and Pool Deck
  • No additional information available
Tall Ships
  • Menu: Buffet

Location

63 Snell Parade, North Beach, Durban, South Africa, 4001
Exceptional
Location

9.1

Airports
  • King Shaka International Airport (DUR)
    27.5 km
  • Pietermaritzburg Airport (PZB)
    65.7 km
Public transportation
  • Durban Railway Station
    1.2 km
  • Moses Mabhida
    2.3 km
Hospital or clinic
  • Sparspot Pharmacy
    1.8 km
Shopping
  • Victoria St Market
    2.2 km
Convenience store
  • Fresh Stop
    90 m
Cash withdrawal
  • ATM
    250 m

What's nearby

Popular landmarks
  • Suncoast Casino
    1.3 km
  • Big Rush Urban Adrenaline
    1.9 km
  • Moses Mabhida Stadium
    2.3 km
  • uShaka Wet 'n Wild
    2.5 km
  • uShaka Marine World
    2.7 km
  • Durban Botanic Gardens
    3.1 km
  • Mitchell Park Zoo
    3.5 km
  • Umgeni River Bird Park
    4.0 km
  • The Valley of a 1000 Hills
    27.2 km
Nearby landmarks
  • Marine Parade Beach
    210 m
  • Durban Jewish Club
    210 m
  • Bay of Plenty Beach
    220 m
  • Olive Convention Centre
    260 m
  • Durban Ice Arena
    310 m
  • Durban Ice Rink
    320 m
  • Mini Town
    330 m
  • Durban Holocaust and Genocide Centre
    360 m
  • Snake Park
    370 m
  • Carpendale Park
    480 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.

Property policies

Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Others
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out
  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-out until11:00
Getting around
  • Distance from city center4 km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)20
The property
  • Room voltage220

Property announcements

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply. This property will not accommodate hen, stag or similar parties. Please note that when booking a rate where payment is due before arrival, Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani will provide detailed payment instructions, for example a link to a secured payment platform.

Reviews of Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
8.2
/
10
Cleanliness8.2
Facilities8.2
Location9.1
Room comfort and quality6.7
Service8.2
Value for money7.7
High score for Durban
Rating
9+ Exceptional (11)
8-9 Excellent (7)
7-8 Very Good (3)
6-7 Good (2)
<6 Below Expectation (5)
Time of the year
Mar - May (5)
Jun - Aug (3)
Sep - Nov (11)
Dec - Feb (9)

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10.0
Exceptional
Maria from United Kingdom
Couple
Superior Room with Sea View
Stayed 2 nights in December 2021

Exceptional”

My family enjoyed the hospitality of the staff was super . Location was good and the room was a sea view ,very clean ,they enjoyed alot. Welcoming by the receptionist was excellent . Keep it up southern sun!!

Reviewed December 20, 2021

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10.0
Exceptional
Zama from South Africa
Family with young children
Standard Room with Two Double Beds and Partial Sea View
Stayed 1 night in November 2022

All was perfect ”

Amazing very clean

Reviewed January 09, 2023

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10.0
Exceptional
Cathy from South Africa
Couple
Standard Room with Sea View
Stayed 2 nights in November 2021

Exceptional”

Friendly and helpful staff. Great b/fast and good location.

Reviewed November 29, 2021

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9.2
Exceptional
OMAR from South Africa
Couple
Standard Room with Sea View
Stayed 2 nights in November 2021

Ideal location”

The hotel is located directly across from the promenade and the beach... easily accessible. We did not use the hotel pool as we found it to be on the south side with not enough direct sunlight. The fobreakfast was

Reviewed November 09, 2021

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9.6
Exceptional
Roslyn from South Africa
Family with young children
Superior Room with Two Double Beds and Sea View
Stayed 1 night in April 2022

Exceptional”

Excellent Experience

Reviewed April 04, 2022

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9.2
Exceptional
Mohammed from South Africa
Couple
Superior Room with Sea View
Stayed 5 nights in December 2021

Love it”

Has the best location

Reviewed December 16, 2021

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8.4
Excellent
Keshnie from South Africa
Family with young children
Standard Room with Two Double Beds and Partial Sea View
Stayed 1 night in July 2022

Excellent Hotel”

Awesome time here! The buffet was the best and the staff at this restaurant were so pleasant!

Reviewed September 20, 2022

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8.8
Excellent
Noluthando from South Africa
Family with teens
Superior Room with Sea View
Stayed 2 nights in November 2021

Best place to choose.”

Breakfast, the staff 👌

Reviewed November 22, 2021

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8.8
Excellent
Charlotte from South Africa
Family with teens
Standard Room with Sea View
Stayed 2 nights in January 2020

Excellent”

Being next to the beach, and the breakfast.

Reviewed January 05, 2020

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7.6
Very good
Mishelle from South Africa
Couple
Standard Room with Sea View
Stayed 1 night in November 2021

Elangeni hotel ”

We really enjoyed our getaway. Good value

Reviewed November 29, 2021

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6.4
Good
Faizal from South Africa
Couple
Superior Room with Sea View
Stayed 2 nights in December 2021

Good”

Needs urgent upgrading

Reviewed December 14, 2021

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2.8
Yasheen from South Africa
Couple
Standard Room with Sea View
Stayed 3 nights in September 2021

Horrible service ”

Poor customer experience. Staff are unprofessional. Staff don’t answer the phone when you call from the room!! We had to phone from our mobile to get a response!!! Book elsewhere if you can!!

Reviewed September 25, 2021

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9.2
Exceptional
Vickesh from South Africa
Couple
Superior Room with Two Double Beds and Sea View
Stayed 1 night in April 2023

Exceptional”

Very good service and comfortable beds.close to all amenities

Reviewed April 30, 2023

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10.0
Exceptional
Nkosikhona from South Africa
Couple
Standard Room with Sea View
Stayed 2 nights in April 2023

Awesome ”

It the best hotel ever

Reviewed April 10, 2023

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10.0
Exceptional
Joyce from South Africa
Couple
Standard Room with Sea View
Stayed 1 night in November 2019

Honeymoon couple”

staff made the day very special, room was beautifully decorated, the bridal couple had an amazing time.

Reviewed November 11, 2019

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4.0
Outule from Botswana
Business traveler
Standard Room with Sea View
Stayed 2 nights in March 2018

Cockroaches in my room”

Beautiful view. Unfriendly staff. Cockroaches in my room. Bed bugs

Reviewed March 25, 2018

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10.0
Exceptional
Yasmin from South Africa
Couple
Standard Room with Sea View
Stayed 2 nights in February 2018

Greatest View, Absoultutely Amaziing”

Excellent, Staff always smiling and helpfull

Reviewed March 08, 2018

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7.2
Very good
Kabuka from Zambia
Couple
Standard Room with Sea View
Stayed 4 nights in February 2018

Very good”

Hotel shuttle service for residents would greatly add value to the hotel facilities

Reviewed February 27, 2018

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5.3
Johan from South Africa
Family with young children
Stayed 1 night in December 2015

Nostalgia”

Still situated at the best spot in durban

Hotel feels old,run down and like a typical third world hotel. Inside was adequate for a 4 star. The surrounds made one geel ectremely undafe. The day that we left some ome was murderrd 400 metres from thr hotel. Not a place for a gamily! We moved up to umhlanga and thete eas a massive diffetrnve.

Reviewed December 20, 2015

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8.7
Excellent
Virginia from United States
Couple
Stayed 3 nights in September 2015

Enjoyable accommodations ”

Location, service, customer care

It was wonderful

Reviewed September 30, 2015

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